Our letters are not for your leash

I agree… Our letters are not for your leash!!!! Let us stand together. up, stand out, stand boldly, STAND PROUD!!! Advertisements

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Today my heart is heavy…

Michael Brown Protest

Life has been busy; thus it has been a while since I wrote a blog post.  But today I woke up with the need to share… Today my heart is heavy…  As I watched the reactions of people, those I

Posted in Injustice, Social Justice

Thoughts Transform: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So this morning I read a thought piece about a meme (image for the less trendy) of a plus-sized woman that is circling social media. The article caused me to do some personal reflection; have I been one of those

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Thoughts Transform: setting a caged bird free!

Caged Bird Poem excerpt

Are you a caged bird without a cage? The other day I read a blog post that got me to thinking… transformative thinking.  It featured a sensational discussion of differing perspectives regarding an image on Instagram, a social media site. 

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Today’s Thanks: appreciating a Teacher’s tough love!

Praise the bridge that carried you over

I have long since learned that most people like, dare I say love, to be appreciated.  Sometimes a simple “thank you” will suffice while other times a bigger gesture is needed.  Today I put the fingers to the keys to

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Thoughts Transform: Let Your Faith Shine

Let your faith shine through!

Today, in the spirit of #ThoughtfulThursday, I bring you the first of many posts on thoughts that may transform your outlook or enjoyment of life. Last week Maya Angelou, one of my all time favorite activists and poets, was called

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation, Thoughts

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Word’s Matter…

Words

I have not posted for what feels like ages as my life has been non-stop chaos.  However, today there is a message in my spirit that I must share.  I receive daily inspirational words from a friend.  Today’s message on

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation

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Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures. May you feel love, joy, peace and happiness today and everyday! #FathersDay
Me, myself and NOLA. The solo and #selfie moments. #Summer18 #myblackisbeautiful
From opening to closing the 2018 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, @ncoreconference was an amazing experience. I had a phenomenal time connecting and reconnecting with 4000+ kindred souls; just what my spirit needed. To our ancestors who continue to guide and protect us; to the native and first people on who’s borrowed land we walked; to the phenomenal keynote speakers who value our daily struggle but still challenged and pushed us to be better; to all the workshop presenters that invigorated my mind and rinsed my heart of this serious imposter syndrome i’ve been feeling; to the amazing locals who so graciously accepted our tourist spirit but then guided us through the true Nawlins; to the NCORE staff, board and conference committee— I say thank you! I tried to be more present during my time in NOLA, so pics are limited— but if you don’t collect a few then I guess it didn’t happen, right?! 🤷🏽‍♀️😜. This was my first NCORE, but certainly will not be my last! Off to start the conversation... #Educator #accomplice #ProActivist #SApro #NCORE2018
That one time in NOLA on the Swamp Tour 🐊🐊🐊... #GoGators.
Graduation Part 2: the Culture Squad (minus a few). The last few weeks have been so unbelievably bittersweet as so many pieces of my Binghamton heart head off into the world. Thank you to all of our past and present MRC Culture Squad (MRC student managers, interns, volunteers, and graduate assistants) graduates for working hand-in-hand with us to make Bing a bit more fit and lit for The Culture each year! I am so honored to have shared time and space with you on your life’s journey. I am so unbelievably proud of all that you have accomplished and for your steadfast commitment to pushing me and BingU to be better versions of ourselves. I am looking forward to watching from the sidelines, with front row seats, as you achieve success beyond your wildest dreams. Remember always: you are The Culture, you hold the keys, your voice matters, you have the power— #SquadUp (it will never die 🤪🤣)!!! #WeAreBinghamton #Bearcats4Life #GraduateSZN #BlackExcellence #ForTheCulture #myblackisbeautiful
Graduation Part 1: Fire & Ice. The last few weeks have been so unbelievably bittersweet as so many pieces of my Binghamton heart head off into the world. I am so honored to have shared time and space with you on your life’s journey. I am so unbelievably proud of all that you have accomplished and for your steadfast commitment to pushing me and BingU to be better versions of ourselves. I am looking forward to watching from the sidelines, with front row seats, as you achieve success beyond your wildest dreams. Remember always: you are The Culture, you hold the keys, your voice matters, you have the power— keep up The House of Good Work! In unity... OOP-Phi!!! #EliteEight #DivineNine #1906 #1913 #aphia1906 #dst1913 #WeAreBinghamton #Bearcats4Life #GraduateSZN #BlackExcellence #myblackisbeautiful #watchtheyard
Shout out to @sunny, now known as Dr. Sunny Hostin on the #WakandaForever call out and your five keys. “1. Listen to others... 2. Speak for those that do not have a voice... 3. Seek out those that will amplify your voice... 4. Speak kindly to yourself.... 5. Use your own voice— The hand you hold the longest is your own.”
I’m fine, fine indeed. #QOTD #FaithFilled #Confidence
Finally trying @blazepizza in Bing! Yumm... 😋
Congratulations to my lady love and outgoing chapter president for @lta_epsilonomicron. @s_rxx, I am so so proud of you!!! Gonna miss you while you are abroad, but I hope you make lots of phenomenal memories to top this one! 🤗😘💃🏽🏝🐘#flashbackfriday #WeAreBinghamton
Happy Sunday. Even if I wasn’t #faithfilled I’d rather see a child/youth read in the schoolhouse than end up behind bars. 🤷🏽‍♀️🙏🏾
Happy Fri-YAY! Excited for tonight with @marvinsapp ... A little soul lifting birthday celebrations soon come. #faithfilled #friyay #soulful #aprilbaby #TeamAries #MyBlackisBeautiful
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